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‘Hereditary’

In Hereditary (2018) a family disintegrates under pressure from external forces. It’s a force they’re unprepared for, unab...

‘Texasville’

Texasville (1990) is the sequel to The Last Picture Show (1971). Thirty years later, Duane, a handsome young oil worker, ...

‘Lost’

The television series Lost aired from 2004 to 2010. It helped change the way TV series are conceptualised, switching from ...

‘Get Out’

In the 2017 film Get Out Rose (who is white) invites Chris (her black boyfriend) to visit her parents ...

‘Blade Runner 2049’

Continuing the story of 1984’s original Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049 sees officer ‘K’ — a new model of obedient ‘replicant’...

‘Altered Carbon’

The Neo-Noir science fiction thriller Altered Carbon (Season 1, 2018) weaves a story about memory and identity. In this future ...

‘Rosemary’s Baby’

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is an odd film. Having just watched the Seventies classic, Straw Dogs, I was struck by...

‘Straw Dogs’

David Sumner, the main character in Straw Dogs (1971), comes across as a kind of Benjamin Braddock from The G...

‘Last Year in Marienbad’

The film opens with a point of view camera sequence revealing a sumptuous Baroque hotel interior, filmed in ...

‘McCullin’

Directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, the 2012 documentary McCullin provides an insightful journey through Don McCullin’s wa...

‘The Outer Limits’

The narrator, or the ‘Control Voice’, in The Outer Limits (1963 – 1965) speaks to the audience as if they are subjec...

‘Arrival’ Vs ‘Life’

The films Arrival (2016) and Life (2017) offer two versions of the ‘first contact’ story — humanity’s initial encounter with alien li...

‘Badlands’

In Badlands (1973) fifteen-year-old Holly Sargis falls for James Dean look-a-like Kit Carruthers. He’s handsome and charismatic, but he...